Coliseum Physician Showcase at Coliseum Northside Hospital on August 19, 2014 | Joshua A. Perkel, M.D.

Dr. Joshua A. PerkelDr. Joshua Perkel spoke at the Coliseum Physician Showcase on August 19, 2014. His informative presentation, Why Check the Prostate: A Day in the Life of a Plumber, covered the typical symptoms of prostate disorders, the most common disorders, and the different treatment options or therapy available.

The common disorders he discussed include Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Prostatitis, Erectile Dysfunction, Prostate Cancer, and Low Testosterone.

Dr. Perkel discussed the different treatment options available and their advantages or disadvantages. The treatment options he touched on included:


  • Watchful waiting for those whose symptoms are fairly mild or not bothersome
  • Herbal supplements (which are not recommended by the American Urological Association
  • In-office therapy (doesn’t require general anesthesia and offers a quick return to normal activities)
  • Drug Therapy (often provides fast relief)
  • Surgery (effective for treatment of BPH symptoms and holds a long track record of success)

MYRBETRIQ Dinner at Natalia’s on August 21, 2014 | Brian T. Geary, M.D. | Overactive Bladder

Dr. Brian GearyOur very own Dr. Brian Geary presented on the topic of “Diagnosis and Management of Overactive Bladder” to approximately 45 health care providers and nurses at Natalia’s on August 21, 2014. Overactive bladder is a problem with bladder-storage function that causes a sudden urge to urinate. The urge may be difficult to stop, and overactive bladder may lead to the involuntary loss of urine (incontinence).

An estimated 46 million Americans, 1 in 3 adults age 40 and over, report symptoms of Overactive Bladder at least sometimes. Overactive Bladder affects both men and women, and although more common among older adults, Overactive Bladder affects people of all ages. However, Overactive Bladder is not a normal condition at any age.

The good news is that a brief evaluation can determine whether there’s a cause for your Overactive Bladder symptoms. Available treatments may greatly reduce or eliminate the symptoms and help you manage their effect on your daily life.

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